We are proud to offer a play-based early childhood program for students ages 2-4.
EARLY YEARS IN THE PYP
In the PYP, it is acknowledged that experiences during the early years lay the foundations for all future learning. Research indicates that the rapid rate of development that occurs in the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and aesthetic domains is particularly significant. It is our responsibility as educators to recognize and maximize this critical stage of learning.
Although development usually occurs in recognizable and predictable directions, it is unique in each child, occurring at varying rates from child to child, and inconsistently for each child. For many children, these early years also mark the first transition from home to group experiences outside of the family and to new physical environments. The school must strive to make this adjustment as successful as possible by encouraging the development of secure and trusting relationships with new adults and peers.
Teachers of students in the early years are encouraged to support students’ interests build up their self-esteem and confidence, and respond to spontaneous events, as well as support the development of skills in all cognitive areas in relevant ways. Children are full of curiosity, and the PYP provides a framework that gives crucial support for them to be active inquirers and lifelong learners.
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